The Development of the Cotton Gin, 1796 to 1844

By: William Fowlkes, Ph.D. The initial invention Eli Whitney’s invention of the cotton gin (short for cotton engine), a machine that could efficiently remove cotton fiber from its seeds, has been hailed...
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TRIZ Work Recognized-samsung Award

By The Editors The Advanced Institute of Technology of the Samsung Corporation has recognized the work of Nikolay Shpakovsky with a very significant corporate award. The savings of 120 billion won is...
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About Commentator: Bob Carter

Bob CarterRobert (Bob) Carter, has over 20 years experience in the Aerospace industry with Raytheon and BAE Systems. Now based in Tucson, Arizona, Bob’s knowledge and experience has been gained...
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Combination of ARIZ92 and Nm (nakayama, Masakazu) Method for the 5-th Level Problems

By: Yoshiki Nakamura Yoshiki Nakamura 6-39-15,Todoroki, Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan Sanno Institute of Management e-mail:NAKAMURA_Yoshiki@hj.sanno.ac.jp Abstract Altshuller categorized problems into 5 levels...
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TRIZ Motivated Design of an Amphibian Bicycle

María Teresa Tame Cohen, Luis Manuel Gómez Zamudio and Muhammad Ali Yousuf Robotics, Automation and Educational Technologies Research Group (GIRATE) Engineering Division, Monterrey Institute of Technology...
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Do You Generate Employee Creativity and Innovation?

Message: 167Posted by: Ben SimontonPosted on: Thursday, 18th January 2007 Or do you cause your employees to refuse to use their natural creativity and innovation?This is a simple test of 10 questions....
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Breakthrough Thinking

By: Larry Ball larry.ball@honeywell.com 480-592-5919 Breakthrough Thinking This paper explains another article in this issue of the TRIZ Journal entitled Breakthrough Thinking , which presents a sequencing...
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Coffee Cups, Toilet Paper Cores, Video Stores, Uv Protection, and Magic Fiddles

Jack HippleWhat do all these topics have in common? They are all examples of new products that eliminate some other product or part of a system and still accomplish most or all of the original intent but...
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An Integrated Operational Knowledge Base (system of Operators) and the Innovation Workbench System Software

Boris Zlotin and Alla ZusmanSeptember 22, 1992Kishinev, Moldova Translation and comments by Alla Zusman August, 1998© 1998 Ideation International Inc.May 1, 1999 Definition: Operator – a transformation...
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